Greatest Story Ever Told, Cold Rain & Snow, Chinatown Shuffle, Black Throated Wind, You Win Again, Mr. Charlie, Jack Straw, Loser, Looks Like Rain, Big Railroad Blues, Big Boss Man, Playin' In The Band, El Paso, Good Lovin'
Truckin' > Drums > The Other One > Me And My Uncle > The Other One > Wharf Rat, Sugar Magnolia, The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion), Not Fade Away > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away
December 15, 2020 Subject:
THIS IS IT!!!!!!!!
This is THE BEAST known as the Grateful Dead!!! Listening to this show almost made me feel like I was tripping!! What more can I say!!! I don't know how I've never heard this show? This is some of the best Grateful Dead I've ever heard. And I've been listening for a long time!!! When I heard the "Greatest Story Ever Told" for the opener I knew this would be a special show. But when I first noticed this show it was 'The Stranger" that caught my attention cuz I'd never heard of this song. And I've been listening to the Dead for decades & just now running across a song I've never heard of them playing before is kinda strange. But "the 2nd set" gets MAGICAL. That's the best way I know how to put it. If you were at this show & tripping then you probably had one of the best times of your life. I really think this show is one of the best I've ever heard. The sound quality isn't all that great but it's good enough to be completely blown away by what the Dead played that night. Barton Hall (or Cornell '77) which is what I use to call my cassette versions or 8-13-75 (One From the Vault) have always been my "go to" when I needed a really good Grateful Dead fix. If the sound quality of this one was just a tad bit better it would replace them both!! There is no way I can say enough about this show... just listen for yourself & you should hear what I mean. The jam at the end of Truckin, ,& then The Other One-> Me & My Uncle-> The Other One is really good.
October 3, 2018 Subject:
Heard this NFA->GDTRFB->NFA on the SiriusXM GD channel on my way to work this AM and decided to check it out. Wow. The boys were really hitting on all cylinders this night. Probably not fair to give it a 5-star without listening to it in its entirety, but if the above, PITB and Truckin -> TOO are any indication this is an outstanding show. Thanks Charlie Miller for bringing this gem to life.
August 27, 2017 Subject:
When the walls caved in..
Another varied set list with a Greatest Story opener.
All the hard work from 71 and Keith
Stretching it out for Playin' and Truckin'
After RxR Blues Garcia leaves the lead vocals
mostly to Weir & PIg
ME&MY inside THE OTHER ONE,,,
They kinda space at times but when they jam it's blazin'
A very mellow laid back Wharf Rat
Nice spot for Sugar Magnolia
Two Souls in the final ballad spot.
March 27, 2017 Subject:
I just think the Dead in early '72 were neither as musically interesting as they had been earlier, nor as skilled as they would get later. Nor did they have a sweet-sounding sound system: they had a loud and overly clean system. Playin' is played full-throttle and loud, but musically it's a snooze. Amphetamine music. Miller's remixing is rightly praised for its clarity, but I think it would actually be better to add some warmth to these '71 and '72 recordings rather than make them clear: their sound system was too bright and clean to begin with, as they had very innovative (and wrong) ideas about how to amplify live music. They softened up their sound by '73, and turned into one of my favorite sounding bands. I consider the much-praised year-of-Europe-72 to be a formative, transitory period, mostly.
June 2, 2016 Subject:
As someone who does not like the "Donna-ness" of the Europe '72 discs, I'm thrilled to get a glimpse of that awesomeness without her mucking things up!
Great show and another amazing job by Mr. Miller!
October 13, 2015 Subject:
I could not agree with jpos more. This is where '72 starts sounding amazing. Cold Rain, Chinatown Shuffle, Jack Straw, LLR, Big Boss Man, El Paso and Wharf Rat are delightful, despite the themes.
June 28, 2015 Subject:
Mr. Miller and everyone else responsible for getting this out is a godsend. What a fantastic show. Check out the Looks Like Rain (not one of my favorite songs). Great tempo and groove, a bit slower than usual. Phil instead of Donna on harmonies work really well here. The coolest thing is that Jerry sounds like he is playing the pedal steel, and it is perfectly magical for this song. I wish he would have played it more. My favorite version of LLR by far. One of the best Cold Rain and Snow versions as well. The entire show is strong. Phil introduces Keith as the new piano player. The sound quality is absolutely fantastic. I can tell that a lot of love and effort went in to making this possible. I love the energy here. The show is as good as any night in Europe later in the year. Maybe even worth mentioning in the same sentence as the Creamery gig.
June 10, 2015 Subject:
This is a fantastic show and worthy of Dave's Picks.
I immediately skipped to the Good Lovin' to check out the mix. As someone who found the E72 releases a bit "Jerry-centric" I was pleased that the official release of this show had Mr. Weir mixed right up front where he belongs (particularly on this date!). This mix of Good Lovin' anyway seems a tad more evenly balanced than the official release, to my ears (Jerry isn't mixed as far back here as he is on parts of the official version). Different ... not necessarily worse or better. And there's some splice/hiccup on this version, too, I believe ...